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Border Busts

Border Busts

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition, five Colt M-4 rifles, one Bushmaster M-4 rifle, one 9 mm Beretta pistol and seven ammunition magazines at the Douglas port of entry on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. The weapons and ammunition were found in …

October 22, 2014 12:08 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition, five Colt M-4 rifles, one Bushmaster M-4 rifle, one 9 mm Beretta pistol and seven ammunition magazines at the Douglas port of entry on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. The weapons and ammunition were found in …

October 22, 2014 12:05 pm
pot

pot

Federal officers found packages of marijuana within a truck's tires at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Oct. 18, 2014 at the Nogales port of entry.

October 20, 2014 8:17 pm
drugs

drugs

Federal authorities found packages of marijuana hidden within the floorboard of a Dodge truck Oct. 19, 2014 at the Dennis DeConcini port of entry in Nogales, Arizona.

October 20, 2014 8:11 pm
9 migrants found in moving truck near Tucson

9 migrants found in moving truck near Tucson

On Oct. 9, Border Patrol agents stationed at the Interstate 19 checkpoint near Tucson found nine migrants locked in a moving truck, the agency says.

October 15, 2014 10:45 am
Teen driving Jaguar busted at border with $240K

Teen driving Jaguar busted at border with $240K

A teen driving a Jaguar was busted trying to smuggle nearly $240,000 into Mexico Monday.

October 10, 2014 1:09 pm
Teen driving Jaguar busted at border with $240K

Teen driving Jaguar busted at border with $240K

Officers at the port of Nogales found the money hidden in a compartment cut into the luxury car’s undercarriage.

October 10, 2014 1:10 pm
cocaine

cocaine

Federal authorities found packages of cocaine Oct. 7, 2014 hidden in a Nissan sedan at the Dennis DeConcini crossing at the Nogales port of entry.

October 09, 2014 9:24 pm
Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

Border officers, on Thursday, arrested a 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, after a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the teen’s Lincoln sedan at the San Luis port of entry. Officers found 15 packages of crystal meth weighing 18 pounds …

October 07, 2014 10:38 am
Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

At the Nogales port Thursday, officers arrested a 25-year-old woman from Mexico after finding 3.5 pounds of liquid meth hidden in the Ford Mustang she was driving. The drugs were found in a gallon container and were worth more than $10,000.

October 07, 2014 10:33 am
Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

Officers at the San Luis port arrested a 22-year-old San Luis, Arizona, man Thursday after a drug dog sniffed out 13 pounds of meth worth almost $38,000 hidden in the center console of a car.

October 07, 2014 10:35 am
Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

Officers make 3 meth busts at 2 ports in 1 day

Border officers, on Thursday, arrested a 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, after a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the teen’s Lincoln sedan at the San Luis port of entry. Officers found 15 packages of crystal meth weighing 18 pounds …

October 07, 2014 10:37 am
Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol Special Operations agents have arrested 24 cartel scouts in the last six months, including these three scouts, and seized 6,500 pounds of narcotics in the deserts of Southern Arizona.

October 03, 2014 1:48 pm
Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Special Operations agents search for cartel scouts in mountainous desert terrain where they perch and watch for Border Patrol so they can warn smugglers bringing drugs and people across the Arizona-Mexico border.

October 03, 2014 1:50 pm
Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Cartel scouts set up solar panels which they use to recharge batteries for their radios. The camp in the mountains and alert smugglers on how to avoid Border Patrol agents.

October 03, 2014 1:20 pm
Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol agents from the Special Operations Division "fast rope" from helicopters to the ground in order to apprehend cartel scouts hiding on mountaintops near scout locations. This allows the agents to arrest scouts and dismantle their operations,

October 03, 2014 1:21 pm
Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Over the past six months, Tucson sector Border Patrol has been targeting and apprehending cartel scouts as part of a special enforcement operation. Agents find camping supplies and weapons stashed in the mountains where the scouts hide.

October 03, 2014 1:15 pm
Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border agents find stashes of food, communications equipment and binoculars at a the camp of cartel scouts.

October 03, 2014 1:13 pm
Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Border Patrol targeting scouts in high-risk operations

Cartel scouts keep supplies of water, food and clothing in the desert so they can live for weeks at a time and advise smugglers if border agents are in the area.

October 03, 2014 1:11 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

A truck driver from Mexico was busted Tuesday trying to bring more than more than 3,300 pounds of marijuana into the United States. Officers found 145 bales of marijuana concealed behind a false wall. The pot had an estimated street value of nearly $1,670,000.

October 02, 2014 9:12 am
Truck driver busted for smuggling $1.67M in pot

Truck driver busted for smuggling $1.67M in pot

A truck driver from Mexico was busted Tuesday trying to bring more than more than 3,300 pounds of marijuana into the United States. Officers found 145 bales of marijuana concealed behind a false wall in the tractor-trailer rig.

October 02, 2014 8:50 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

More than $581,000 worth of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine were found hidden in an SUV at the Nogales port of entry Sept. 29, 2014.

October 01, 2014 11:09 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

More than $581,000 worth of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine were found hidden in an SUV at the Nogales port of entry Sept. 29, 2014.

October 01, 2014 11:08 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Jose Puentes-Gonzalez, 53, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, was arrested Sept. 24, 2014, at the Port of Douglas, after border officers found 160 packages of marijuana hidden throughout his Ford sedan. The 176 pounds of drugs had a street value of $88,000. Puentes-Gonzalez was referred to U.S. Immigra…

October 01, 2014 11:05 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Jose Puentes-Gonzalez, 53, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, was arrested Sept. 24, 2014, at the Port of Douglas, after border officers found 160 packages of marijuana hidden throughout his Ford sedan. The 176 pounds of drugs had a street value of $88,000. Puentes-Gonzalez was referred to U.S. Immigra…

October 01, 2014 11:04 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Jose Puentes-Gonzalez, 53, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, was arrested Sept. 24, 2014, at the Port of Douglas, after border officers found 160 packages of marijuana hidden throughout his Ford sedan. The 176 pounds of drugs had a street value of $88,000. Puentes-Gonzalez was referred to U.S. Immigra…

October 01, 2014 11:03 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Jose Puentes-Gonzalez, 53, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, was arrested Sept. 24, 2014, at the Port of Douglas, after border officers found 160 packages of marijuana hidden throughout his Ford sedan. The 176 pounds of drugs had a street value of $88,000. Puentes-Gonzalez was referred to U.S. Immigra…

October 01, 2014 11:02 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Jose Puentes-Gonzalez, 53, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, was arrested Sept. 24, 2014, at the Port of Douglas, after border officers found 160 packages of marijuana hidden throughout his Ford sedan. The 176 pounds of drugs had a street value of $88,000. Puentes-Gonzalez was referred to U.S. Immigra…

October 01, 2014 11:01 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 27-year-old Tucson woman was arrested Sept. 28, 2014 after border officers found nearly $62,000 worth of marijuana in the Ford SUV she was driving across the Port of Douglas. A narcotics detection dog sniffed out nearly 123 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the SUV. Officers seized the…

October 01, 2014 10:50 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 27-year-old Tucson woman was arrested Sept. 28, 2014 after border officers found nearly $62,000 worth of marijuana in the Ford SUV she was driving across the Port of Douglas. A narcotics detection dog sniffed out nearly 123 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the SUV. Officers seized the…

October 01, 2014 10:49 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 27-year-old Tucson woman was arrested Sept. 28, 2014 after border officers found nearly $62,000 worth of marijuana in the Ford SUV she was driving across the Port of Douglas. A narcotics detection dog sniffed out nearly 123 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the SUV. Officers seized the…

October 01, 2014 10:50 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 27-year-old Tucson woman was arrested Sept. 28, 2014 after border officers found nearly $62,000 worth of marijuana in the Ford SUV she was driving across the Port of Douglas. A narcotics detection dog sniffed out nearly 123 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the SUV. Officers seized the…

October 01, 2014 10:48 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 49-year-old Phoenix man was arrested Sept. 1, 2014, at the Lukeville port of entry after a narcotics detection dog alerted to the presence of 155 pounds of marijuana in the Dodge pickup truck he was driving.

October 01, 2014 10:23 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 49-year-old Phoenix man was arrested Sept. 1, 2014, at the Lukeville port of entry after a narcotics detection dog alerted to the presence of 155 pounds of marijuana in the Dodge pickup truck he was driving.

October 01, 2014 10:18 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 44-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, woman with heroin duct taped to her body was arrested Aug. 21, 2014, at the Nogales border.

October 01, 2014 10:14 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 44-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, woman with heroin duct taped to her body was arrested Aug. 21, 2014, at the Nogales border.

October 01, 2014 10:13 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 21, 2014, at the Nogales border, officers found 14 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $145,000, hidden between the radiator and firewall of a Dodge pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old Nogales, Arizona man.

October 01, 2014 10:10 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 44-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, woman with heroin duct taped to her body was arrested Aug. 21, 2014, at the Nogales border.

October 01, 2014 10:08 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 21, 2014, at the Nogales border, officers found 14 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $145,000, hidden between the radiator and firewall of a Dodge pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old Nogales, Arizona man.

October 01, 2014 10:06 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

On Aug. 21, 2014, at the Nogales border, officers found 14 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $145,000, hidden between the radiator and firewall of a Dodge pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old Nogales, Arizona man.

October 01, 2014 10:05 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 24-year-old Douglas woman was arrested Aug. 22, 2014, for trying to smuggle 279 pounds of pot worth nearly $140,000 through the Port of Douglas in the spare tire of the SUV she was driving.

October 01, 2014 9:59 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 24-year-old Douglas woman was arrested Aug. 22, 2014, for trying to smuggle 279 pounds of pot worth nearly $140,000 through the Port of Douglas in the spare tire of the SUV she was driving.

October 01, 2014 9:58 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 24-year-old Douglas woman was arrested Aug. 22, 2014, for trying to smuggle 279 pounds of pot worth nearly $140,000 through the Port of Douglas in the spare tire of the SUV she was driving.

October 01, 2014 9:56 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 32-year-old Avondale woman was arrested Aug. 22, 2014, after she tried to smuggle $6,000 in cash and $206,000 worth of cocaine through the Nogales port of entry in the firewall of the Mercury SUV she was driving.

October 01, 2014 9:55 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A 32-year-old Avondale woman was arrested Aug. 22, 2014, after she tried to smuggle $6,000 in cash and $206,000 worth of cocaine through the Nogales port of entry in the firewall of the Mercury SUV she was driving.

October 01, 2014 9:54 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers found nearly 15 pounds of marijuana Aug. 21, 2014, hidden in an SUV and a personal watercraft belonging to an Avondale man.

October 01, 2014 9:48 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers found nearly 15 pounds of marijuana Aug. 21, 2014, hidden in an SUV and a personal watercraft belonging to an Avondale man.

October 01, 2014 9:47 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

Border officers found nearly 15 pounds of marijuana Aug. 21, 2014, hidden in an SUV and a personal watercraft belonging to an Avondale man.

October 01, 2014 9:45 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A Yuma man was arrested Monday at the Port of San Luis trying to smuggle more than 30 pounds of cocaine into the United States in the floor of his Ford pickup truck.

October 01, 2014 9:41 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

A Yuma man was arrested Monday at the Port of San Luis trying to smuggle more than 30 pounds of cocaine into the United States in the floor of his Ford pickup truck.

October 01, 2014 9:40 am

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